bugratpoison - Bugs: bug #16226, infinite waitpid() loop on tmpwm...


bug #16226: infinite waitpid() loop on tmpwm exit

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Submitted on:  Thu 30 Mar 2006 09:55:28 AM UTC  
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: NoneStatus: Fixed
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: Closed

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Fri 08 Feb 2013 09:35:31 PM UTC, comment #1:

I believe this should be fixed for 1.4.6 (s/SIG_IGN/SIG_DFL/).

Jérémie Courrèges-Anglas <jca>
Project Administrator
Thu 30 Mar 2006 09:55:28 AM UTC, original submission:

ratpoison 1.4.0-beta4 never regains control after starting a tmpwm and exiting the temp window manager. It seems that b/c we are setting SIGCHLD to IGN, there are no child processes to wait on. By commenting out the set_sig_handler() calls, I get normal behaviour. Otherwise, waitpid() just repeatedly returns -1 and the loop goes on infinitely. I've seen this on both Linux and Solaris. See code below.

/* Disable our SIGCHLD handler */
/* set_sig_handler (SIGCHLD, SIG_IGN); */
/* Launch the new WM and wait for it to terminate. */
pid = spawn (ARG_STRING(0));
PRINT_DEBUG (("spawn pid: %d\n", pid));
child = waitpid (pid, &status, 0);
PRINT_DEBUG (("waitpid: %d, %d, %d [%s]\n", child, status, errno, strerror(errno)));
} while (child != pid);
/* Enable our SIGCHLD handler */
/* set_sig_handler (SIGCHLD, chld_handler); */



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    Fri 08 Feb 2013 09:35:31 PM UTCjcaStatusNone=>Fixed
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